Problems installing Turbo Tax 2008 with Windows XP Home Edition
I keep getting a message about not meeting requirements. It states that I need service pack 2. Is there a free download to fix this problem? I am not real familiar with computer programs so of course I need some help.
Re: problems installing Turbo Tax 2008 with Windows XP...
In my case I have Windows XP home edition, SP3. I was having problem with .Net v.2.
I couldn't open or re-install Turbotax 2008.
This is what I did:
1. Go to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework.
2. Rename the folder v2.0.50727, which is .Net v.2
3. Click on Windows Update under Tools tab in Internet Explorer and install .Net 3.5
4. After you restart, you shouldn't have any problem to open it or to install it.
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I downloaded the
Internet Explorer 7 installation from
and let it finish then rebooted again.
Opened Microsoft Update and it again found available updates KB953838 and KB938127 and both installed successfully.
I think you have these options:-
1. Explain your problem to PC World and see if they can help.
2. Borrow a Windows XP Home Edition disc from a friend.
3. Download a Windows XP Home Edition disc from the internet. I don't know how legal this is, but as you have already got the legal copy installed and are only using the disc to install other programs you might be OK.
I none of the mode is working you need to boot from the cd to do any further steps.
inorder to boot from the cd you need to go to the bios and change the boot sequence to boot order.
It varies system to system once to you boot from the cd try to log on to recovery console and do a manual system restore by following the below steps - :
Step 1: ***************************
Boot with the windows XP CD
At "Welcome to setup screen" Press R
Select the appropriate path for windows and press enter If it asks you for the administrator password, normaly there is not password but if you have a password type the administrator password and press enter or just hit enter
We will now see the Prompt c:\windows>
Step 2: *************************** cd system32\config
ren system system.old ren software software.old ren SAM SAM.old ren security security.old ren default default.old
Then type cd Type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press Enter
If you get "access denied" (Error) then
Restart the computer by type Exit and get back to recovery console
type cd \ and it will display C:\> type cd system~1\_resto~1 and press Enter
Step 3: *************************** Type dir It will list you restore points (e.g. RP1, RP2, RP3, RP4, etc...)
Select the one from the list except the last one Say RP4
· type cd RP3 (or RP2 or RP1 or RPn) and enter
· type cd snapshot and enter
· type copy _registry_user_.default c:\windows\system32\config\default and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_security c:\windows\system32\config\security and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_software c:\windows\system32\config\software and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_system c:\windows\system32\config\system and enter
· type copy _registry_machine_sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam and enter
· type exit and enter
The computer restarts and the system will be Successfully restored
You have to change the permissions on the folder that is trying to be accessed to allow full control, but TurboTax is broken in other ways and you may not be able to reinstall anyway. Horrible coding on TT 2008.